October Chapter Meeting
Please join us for our next Chapter Meeting on Wednesday October 28, 2015.
**** NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT ****
**** MEETING @ ASPE IN CARY NOT AT MATRIX ****
Topic: Becoming “T” Shaped and Build Long Lasting Value in Your Professional Career [Registration Form]
Speaker: David Mantica
Refreshments provided. Networking begins at 5:30pm. Presentation to start promptly at 6:00pm.
114 Edinburgh Drive South
Becoming “T” Shaped and Build Long Lasting Value in Your Professional Career
We are a knowledge economy driven by knowledge workers. Knowledge workers do not have a set task list or specific functions they must do every day. They create work and build value by creating new products, services and solutions. In order to do this type of work, you must have a specific expertise that is relevant to performing a complex function that is needed by business and you must have the skills to function in the highly complex matrix structures that are prevalent within today’s organizations.
“Highly complex matrix structures” reads like business speak 101 or worse let business word bingo yet this is reality. As organizations flatten, getting things done can become even more political and ambiguous. Being “T” shaped means you have the deep technical skills needed to provide value for the organization (bottom of the “T”) but you also have the skill needed to successful execute within the minefield that is organizational culture and processes. Some of those skills include conflict management, negotiation, communication and presentation to name a few.
In this chapter presentation you will learn:
· The statistics and facts showing the fundamental shift occurring in the type of work available and needed in today’s economy
· Why current management structures are failing and the impact of management structure failure
· The definition of knowledge worker and how this type of worker needs to be managed and motivated
· What “T” shaped is and how people are using it
· How “T” shaped drives productivity and decision making
· How the fate of companies and individuals hinges on driving “T” shaped development
· Why “T” is the exception not the rule and how you can fix that